Buffets

Bringing people together to share a feast can be a wonderful experience. Buffets offer your guests the ability to pick and choose between the scrumptious food options on offer. They are also a great way to help you keep to budget.

Buffet Catering is perfect for any function. From Corporate Christmas Parties to Weddings on a Budget.

Our aim is to make the planning of your event as simple and enjoyable as possible. With years of experience we also ensure the catering we provide delivers wholesome, nutritious food using the freshest ingredients – and plenty of it.

Grinners offers a complete catering service which can include those extra finishing touches such as coffee, tea and desserts.

We love to cater for younger guests. Children aged between 4 and 12 years are charged at half price for main meals (other courses as per adult costs) and those under 4 are catered for free.

We want to make the planning of your event as easy as possible and help you keep to budget. To that end, all of our catering packages are inclusive of the following:

  • Trained and uniformed professional staff
  • Plates, cutlery, napkins, etc. to suit your chosen menu
  • Buffet tables and equipment where necessary
  • Packing up and removing all waste
  • Pricing which includes GST. There are no hidden costs.

We require a flat site to set up that is sheltered from sun, wind and rain. We can organise a marquee at an extra cost if you wish. Please contact us for pricing. We don’t require power or water. Great for outdoor functions.

If you have any questions, no matter how big or small, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

CATERING NUMBERS:

We can cater for up to 400 Guests.

Please contact us for menu options for over 100 Guests.

PRICING:

Please get in contact for an exact price for your function.

As a guide only:

Classic Buffet is priced from approximately $22.00 per Adult & $15.00 per child aged 4 to 12 yrs. (Prices are inclusive of GST)

Premium Buffet is priced from approximately $29.70 per Adult & $18.00 per child aged 4 to 12 yrs. (Prices are inclusive of GST)

This pricing is based on 100 adults for a weekday function.

Surcharges apply for Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday Functions due to Labour Penalty Rates.

You can also mix and match from the Classic & Premium options below for a custom menu. Just send us your list, or fill in the Custom Menu Planner, and we will reply with a price.

Recommended Quantities.

Under 40 guests:

Choice of 1 meat option.

Choice of up to 3 side options.

40 to 60 Guests:

Choice of up to 2 Meat Options.

Choice of up to 4 Side Options.

60 to 100 guests:

Choice of up to 3 Meat Options.

Choice of up to 4 Side Options.

Over 100 guests:

Choice of up to 3 Meat Options.

Choice of up to 5 Side Options.

You can add more Meat and Side options at an extra cost.

MEAT OPTIONS:

Roast Beef: Tender Roasted Beef served with Gravy. GF, DF

Roast Pork: Succulent Roasted Pork served with your choice of Gravy & Apple Sauce. GF, DF

Roast Chicken: Juicy Roast Chicken served with our Kitchen made Gravy. GF, DF

Chicken Satay Kebabs: Large Chicken Satay Skewers.

Beef Lasagne: Slow cooked Bolognese sauce, layered with pasta and topped with béchamel sauce and parmesan cheese.

Turkey: Juicy, Tender Roast Turkey Breast served with your choice of Cranberry Sauce & Gravy.

Glazed Ham: Tasty Glazed Ham served with your choice of Mustard & Gravy.

VEGETARIAN / VEGAN CHOICES: (SURCHARGES APPLY)

Vegetarian Lasagne: Tasty, Vegetarian alternative to the Beef Lasagne. VE

Lentil Patties: VG, GF

Plant Based Chicken Strips: VG, GF, NF

Plant Based Beef Strips: VG, GH, NF

SIDE OPTIONS:

Salads:

Fresh Garden Salad: A Combination of Fresh Lettuce Mix, Lebanese Cucumber, Tomato, Carrot and Red Capsicum. GF, DF, NF, EF, VG, VE. A selection of dressings on the side.

Neapolitan Salad: Al dente Penne Pasta lightly bathed in Basil Pesto & Olive Oil then combined with Plump Perino Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella. VE, NF

Coleslaw: The all-time Aussie Favourite of Finely Shredded Cabbage, Grated Carrot with a Sweet Mayonnaise Dressing. VE, NF, GF

Creamy Pasta Salad: Al dente Pasta Elbows combined with Grated Carrot, Cubes of Fresh Celery & Capsicum, Spring Onion with a Creamy Mayonnaise dressing and sprinkled with fresh Parsley. VE, NF, GF

Hot Sides:

Peas & Corn: Colourful addition to any Buffet. GF, DF, NF, EF, VG, VE.

Steamed Baby Potatoes: Steamed Baby Potatoes, in their jackets. GF, DF, NF, EF, VG, VE. Served with Sour Cream on the side.

Honey Carrots: Thinly Sliced Carrots, Steamed & Served with a Sweet Honey Glaze. GF, DF, NF, EF, VG, VE.

Corn Cobs: Half Cobs of Fresh, Steamed Corn. GF, DF, NF, EF, VG, VE. Butter on the side.

Beans: Fresh Beans. GF, DF, NF, EF, VG, VE. Butter on the side.

Quality Disposable Plates & Cutlery.

Quality Disposable Dinner Napkin.

BREAD OPTION:

Crunchy Dinner Roll & Butter.

UPGRADES:

China Plates & Stainless Steel Cutlery $1.75pp extra.

Fruit Platter: $37.50 each. Fresh Watermelon, Rockmelon, Pineapple, Strawberry & Grapes when available.

Tea & Coffee Station – $2.20pp extra. A selection of Coffees & Teas. Sugar, Full Cream Milk, China Cups and Saucers. A selection of chocolates. Hot water Urn Provided.  This is self-serve. Soy and skim milk also available on request.

Recommended Quantities.

Under 40 guests:

Choice of 1 meat option.

Choice of up to 3 side options.

40 to 60 Guests:

Choice of up to 2 Meat Options.

Choice of up to 4 Side Options.

60 to 100 guests:

Choice of up to 3 Meat Options.

Choice of up to 4 Side Options.

Over 100 guests:

Choice of up to 3 Meat Options.

Choice of up to 5 Side Options.

You can add more Meat and Side options at an extra cost.

MEAT OPTIONS:

Beef Brisket: Tender Marinated Beef Brisket served with a red wine gravy.

Roast Lamb: Tender Roast Lamb Served with red wine gravy and mint sauce.

Beef Cheeks: Tender Beef Cheeks served in a Tomato & Red Wine Gravy.

VEGETARIAN / VEGAN CHOICES: (SURCHARGES APPLY)

Vegetarian Lasagne: Tasty, Vegetarian alternative to the Beef Lasagne. VE

Lentil Patties: VG, GF

Plant Based Chicken Strips: VG, GF, NF

Plant Based Beef Strips: VG, GH, NF

SIDE OPTIONS:

Salads:

Greek Salad: Classic Mix of Lebanese Cucumber, Tomato, Red Onion, Kalamata Olives, Fetta and a Greek Dressing. GF, DF, NF, EF, VG, VE.

Quinoa & Chickpea Salad: A Healthy Salad of Quinoa, Chickpea, diced Cucumber, Capsicum & Red Onion. Dressed with olive oil, lemon juice & red wine vinegar. Sprinkled with chopped Parsley & Seasoned to taste. DF, NF, EF, VG, VE.

Potato Salad: Diced, Steamed Potato, Spring Onions & Bacon in a Honey & Wholegrain Mustard Mayonnaise. GF.

Rice Salad: Basmati Rice, Finely Dice Capsicum, Apples, Celery, Spring Onions, Iceberg Lettuce, Slivered Almonds, in a Lemon & Wholegrain Mustard Mayonnaise. GF, DF, EF, VG, VE.

Caesar Salad: An all time classic. Crisp Cos Lettuce, Freshly Cooked Diced Bacon and Croutons all combined in a Rich Caesar Dressing with Parmesan Cheese. NF, EF. Anchovies can be added upon request.

Waldorf Salad: Diced Red Apple, diced Celery, Grapes, Cos Lettuce & Toasted Walnuts in a Greek Yogurt Dressing. GF, EF, VG, VE.

Root Vegetable Salad: Small cubes of Carrots, Beetroot & Sweet Potato baked to perfection then cooled and served with Baby Spinach, Fetta & a Balsamic Vinegar Dressing. NF, EF, VG.

Hot Sides:

Baked Potato: Potato coated in oil, Seasoned with Garlic Salt and baked to perfection. GF, DF, NF, EF, VG, VE.

Baked Sweet Potato: Gold Sweet Potato coated in oil, Seasoned with Salt and baked to perfection. GF, DF, NF, EF, VG, VE.

Baked Pumpkin: Chunks of Grey Pumpkin coated in oil, Seasoned with Salt and baked to perfection. GF, DF, NF, EF, VG, VE.

Baked Root Vegetable Salad: Hearty Chunks of Carrots, Beetroot, Sweet Potato & Red Onion roasted to perfection and served with Baby Spinach, Fetta & a Balsamic Vinegar Dressing. NF, EF, VE.

Cauliflower & Broccoli Au Gratin: Florets of Cauliflower & Broccoli baked in a Rich Creamy Cheese Sauce. NF, EF, VE.

Fried Rice: Steamed Rice, Vegetables, Bacon & Egg Stir Fried with a Smoky Soy Sauce. A Kids Favourite.

Potato Bake: The Dish That Keeps Your Guests Coming Back for More. Hearty Slices of Potatoes Layered and Baked with Cream, Garlic, Chicken Stock and Grated Parmesan Cheese. Sweet Potato makes a great addition to this all time favourite. GF, NF, EF, VE.

Quality Disposable Plates & Cutlery.

Quality Disposable Dinner Napkin.

BREAD OPTIONS:

Crunchy Dinner Roll & Butter.

UPGRADES:

China Plates & Stainless Steel Cutlery from $1.75pp extra.

Fruit Platter: $37.50 each. Fresh Watermelon, Rockmelon, Pineapple, Strawberry & Grapes when available.

Tea & Coffee Station – From $2.20pp extra. A selection of Coffees & Teas. Sugar, Full Cream Milk, China Cups and Saucers. A selection of chocolates. Hot water Urn Provided.  This is self-serve. Soy and skim milk also available on request.

DF = Dairy Free
GF = Gluten Free
NF = Nut Free
EF = Egg Free
VG = Vegan
VE = Vegetarian